Edinburgh to Athens service announced for summer 2017

Edinburgh Airport is to expand links with a new flight to Athens. Contributed

Edinburgh Airport is to expand links with a new flight to Athens. Contributed

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Edinburgh Airport has announced a new route from Edinburgh to Athens for summer 2017.

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Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest carrier will offer flights on Tuesdays and Fridays between June 20th and September 19th 2017, providing passengers with a direct link between the Greek and Scottish Capital cities.

The flights will operate using 174-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, offering a dual class configuration and full onboard service, which includes complimentary food and drink.

The Edinburgh-Athens service provides passengers with a direct link to the Greek capital but also onward connectivity throughout the Greek islands and mainland Greece. Over and above the domestic connections, Edinburgh-Athens service offers a high number of connecting opportunities to cities in the neighbouring countries such as Cyprus and the Balkans.

Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum; it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Today, a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece.

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief executive said: “Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities and Edinburgh is often known as The Athens of the North – so this exciting new route is sure to be welcomed by passengers from both Scotland and Greece.

“Aegean Airlines has shown great ambition to expand here at Edinburgh Airport as we continue to deliver more routes and destinations than ever before.”

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